Skirt to Dress with Flower Belt Tutorial

So, I found this old skirt of mine.


I got it at kohls awhile ago. I don't know what I was thinking though, because it's pretty ugly. It's an awkward length and weird flowy and reminds me of a poodle skirt.


Yeah. not doing anything for me. 

SO. I decided to make it into a dress! First thing I did was make a cute accent belt to give it shape. I made flower accents for it out of satin flower. I cut out various size circles out of satiny fabric.


And then used a hand-held lighter to burn the edges so they would curl up.

I hot-glued them on top of each other to form the flower.

I made three flowers and hot glued them onto some ribbon.

I also hot glued some pink rhinestones on for a little more flair :)

 Then I sewed on some straps, tied the flower belt around my waist, and now I have a cute summery dress!

So much better than that old awkward poodle skirt!



Have any old ugly skirts?? Think twice before chucking them!!

I'll be sharing this with all the link parties in my header including Today's Creative Blog and Christina's Adventures

33 comments

  1. Uh. May. Zing!
    Seriously. :)

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  2. This belt is so cute! I love the color.. :)

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  3. Look at you! I knew it'd be great! Love it! You may come to my closet any ole' time! ;)

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  4. Awesome! Love your transformation.. what a great way to recreate your skirt and make it even prettier! Love the belt! Great job.. hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/07/pink-hippo-party-37.html

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  5. that is super cute! I love how it looks on you! great job!

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  6. Way cute! Soooo much better than the before, well done!

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  7. ooo this looks so much cuter as a dress. Nice job!

    Ali
    foundintheali.blogspot.com

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  8. what a difference! You did a great job. I would love it if you linked up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now. There is also an awesome giveaway to go with the party, so you should check it out. http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-linky-party-and.html
    I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy

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  9. WOW! So cute and easy! Now I'm thinking about any skirts I may have....hmmmm.

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  10. hi rebecca,
    such an easy and stylish project!!!...
    kisses from croatia:))...
    M

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  11. Amazing! This is an outstanding fashion oriented stuff.

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  12. its so cute dress.. i like it so much..it gives me an idea to my own project..

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  13. ...viel schöner
    als vorher.
    Liebe Grüße
    Christiane

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  14. Looks great! I have a pile of them I have been wanting to redo, but like most of the things on my to do list it hasn't got done! lol Hopefully I will get to it soon!

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  15. wow. very nice and so much cuter!!! thanks for sharing and linking up:)

    xoxo Hanna

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  16. The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop became the coolest party on the block because of your participation :) Thank you!

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  17. That dress is HOT! You have totally inspired me to try this :)

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  18. Great idea! I love the belt!
    I am a new follower.
    Stephanie
    mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

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  19. You are so stinkin' creative! I love everything you do! I need to just copy everything!

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  20. This is so cool! I am a new follower. Stopping by to invite you to link up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!

    Johnnie

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  21. I love the belt! I am a new follower! I would love it if you stop by and become my newest one!

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  22. Oh I love this! I might have some of these in my closet...or could easily find some at the thrift store :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  23. You're so cute! I especially love your face when you are trying on the "before" skirt. Ha!

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  24. Wow! That's great! I love the flowers too! You are so talented.

    I'm a new follower from the blog hop!
    Hope you'll hop by and visit my blog too!
    Have a great Sunday!
    nancy
    http://stylendecordeals.blogspot.com/

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  25. Adorable! I bought two similar skirts at khols a few years back and have yet to wear them for the same reason, I might have to borrow this idea!

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  26. So cute!! You did an amazing job :)

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